An Afghani sister and brother are the first family we will visit. Their parents fled Afghanistan decades ago, settling in Pakistan where these young people were born and lived their lives until the country became inhospitable to outsiders. Their father died in Pakistan before the family could be relocated; their mother returned to Afghanistan where an older son and his family still live. Able to work as a seamstress and to attend classes part time while in Pakistan, the sister (now 20) hopes to find work soon and to get back to school. Her brother (14) looks forward to starting school here this fall.
Our next family came from Somalia. There are four children, a boy of 1 and three girls 3, 5, and 7 years old. A worry right now is how to make the bunk bed safer for two of the girls, who tend to fall out at night. Although presently in a one-bedroom apartment, they hope to be moved to a larger on soon.
Our third delivery will be to another Afghani family. After escaping Afghanistan, they lived in Kyrgyzstan for nine years. This mother and father have three children, a son (16) and two daughters ( 15 and 8 years old).